Special Issue "Integrated Surface Water and Groundwater Analysis"

A special issue of Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Il-Moon Chung
Guest Editor
Dept. of Land, Water and Environment Research. Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology 10223, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82-31-910-0334
Interests: Groundwater hydrology; Surface water and groundwater interaction; Hydrologic component analysis; Groundwater recharge estimation; Sustainable groundwater management
Dr. Sun Woo Chang
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
Dept. of Land, Water and Environment Research. Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology 10223, Gyeonggi-do, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82-31-910-0278
Interests: Groundwater hydraulics; Seawater Intrusion; Sustainable coastal aquifer management; Integrated SW-GW analysis; Groundwater contamination and remediation
Prof. Yeonsang Hwang
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
College of Engineering and Computer Science, Arkansas State University, PO Box 1740, State University, AR 72467
Tel. +1-870-972-2088
Interests: Drought forecast; rainfall-runoff modeling; climate variability; precipitation
Prof. Yeonjoo Kim
E-Mail Website1 Website2
Guest Editor
Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Tel. +82-2-2123-2801
Interests: Hydrologic/ecosystem modeling; Drought; Land-atmosphere interaction

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Comprehensive understanding of groundwater - surface water (GW–SW) interaction 
is essential for effective water resources management. Groundwater (GW) and 
surface water (SW) are closely connected components that are constantly interact 
each other within the Earth’s hydrologic cycle. Many studies utilized 
observations to explain the GW-SW interactions by carefully analyzing the 
behavior of surface water (SW) features (streams, lakes, reser voirs, wetlands, 
and estuaries) andthe related aquifer environments. Surface water bodies gain 
water and solutes from groundwater systems, and in other cases surface water 
bodies recharge groundwater, which causes changes in groundwater quality. The 
interfaces between GW and SW environments, such as hyporheic - benthic zones and 
riparian corridors often function as biogeochemical hotspots and can have 
significant influences on the entire stream ecology. However, unlike visible 
surface water, groundwater, an invisible water resource, is not easy to measure 
or quantify directly. Nevertheless, demand for groundwater that is highly 
resilient to climate change is growing rapidly. Furthermore, groundwater is the 
prime source for drinking water supply and irrigation, hence critical to global 
food security. Groundwater needs to be managed wisely, protected,and especially 
sustainably used. However, this task has become a challenge to many hydrologic 
systems in arid to even humid regions because of added stress caused by changing 
environment, climate, land use, population growth, etc. In this issue, the 
editors invite contributions on various research areas such as the integrated 
GW-SW analysis, sustainable management of groundwater, and the interaction 
between GW and SW. Methodologies, strategies, case studies as well as 
quantitative techniques for dealing with combined surface water and groundwater 
management are of interest for this issue. Studies describing how groundwater 
resources benefit from an Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) approach 
are welcome. This special issue aims to elevate integrated understanding of the 
science in GW-SW system through healthy discussions in the GW-SW system researc 
h community. The editors also welcome contributions from all relevant areas that 
improves every aspectof GW-SW connections and its beneficial use.

Dr. Il-Moon Chung
Prof. Yeonsang Hwang
Prof. Yeonjoo Kim
Dr. Sun Woo Chang
Guest Editor

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  • Integrated SW-GW analysis
  • Groundwater -surface water interaction
  • Sustainable groundwater management
  • combined SW-GW management
  • Drought preparedness
  • Groundwater dependent ecosystems
  • Climate change adaptation
  • Hydrologic component analysis

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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